Kyatto Ninden Teyandee

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Famicom cover.

Kyatto Ninden Teyandee is a platformer video game developed and published by Tecmo for the Famicom on 1991-07-19. The game is based on the anime of the same name (which was later reworked in the USA as Samurai Pizza Cats). You control the Secret Ninja Team Nyankii, a trio of Animaloids (android animals) who are trying to protect the land of Edoropolis from Prime Minister Kitsunezuka Ko'on no Kami who is trying to usurp the current Shogun. The game is broken up into several stages and you must choose one of the three primary Nyankiis to use, each with their own slightly different attack set, and make you way to the boss.

I found this game while searching for the best Famicom-only releases. I tried it out and enjoyed it right away, so I played a fan-made English translation and beat it on 2019-12-01.


I don't own this game, but I have beaten it.


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Best Version: 70%

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  • The game is a lot of fun; it feels like you're taking an interactive part in an anime. It's clear the game was made for children, but the cut scenes are still enjoyable and funny.
  • The controls are really good. The characters are responsive and easy to maneuver. I liked being able to switch between the various characters with their special abilities.
  • The game has fantastic graphics. The characters are drawn accurately to the anime, the backgrounds are beautiful, and the art style have a wonderful comic book style, just look at the characters feet when they run! I especially love the dancing background tiles behind many of the characters during the cut scenes.
  • The enemies throughout the levels are very creative and strange.
  • The music, composed by Ryuichi Nitta, is upbeat and has an ancient Japanese sound which is very fitting for the game. It also includes an well-made instrumental of the anime's title music.
  • The red sun background of stage 4 was a nice nod to Rygar.


  • The game is a bit too easy; on my very first attempt, I beat the entire game and only died once. The easiness is caused in part by the slowness of the enemies, the ability to enemy projectiles out of the air, and the frequent health and power-up replenishments.
  • If you do die, you're forced to restart the entire level from the beginning. I would prefer check points.
  • No warning is made for when you're about to encounter a boss. When you reach their location, the screen fades to black and you fight them. If you wanted to explore the stage more, you just have to know where they are and avoid them.
  • The Nyankiis aren't evenly balanced. I found Yattarou to be the superior character over Pururun and Sukashii since his attack is both fast and decent ranged.
  • The enemies are reused a bit too much throughout the stages.
  • Considering how easy the game is, I would have liked a hard mode.


  • Nothing.


Box Art




Language Native Transliteration Translation
Japanese キャッ党忍伝てやんでえ Kyatto Ninden Teyandee Cat Ninja Legend Teyandee


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